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Vater Drink Holder with Clamp

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Vater's Drink Holder features the same metal design and fastening system as their popular stick holders for supreme durability. The Drink Holder has ...Click To Read More About This Product

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This very durable drink and accessory holder will clamp to nearly any stand.

Vater's Drink Holder features the same metal design and fastening system as their popular stick holders for supreme durability. The Drink Holder has an inside diameter of 3-1/2", large enough for most drinks, cups, and sports bottles and securely fastens to cymbal stands with an easy-to-turn knob.


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VaterDrink Holder with Clamp
 
4.8

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (18)
  • Easy to use (16)
  • Functional (15)
  • Stable (8)
  • Holds items securely (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (12)
  • Practicing (12)
  • Performances (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Professional musician (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I love my Vater & below tells you why

All right, you're already reading reviews on drink holders so you already recognize the massively huge utilitarian value they bring to a musician and just want the straight scoop on this particular product compared...Read complete review

All right, you're already reading reviews on drink holders so you already recognize the massively huge utilitarian value they bring to a musician and just want the straight scoop on this particular product compared to others. But in case you've not recognized their utilitarian value, below is a short test to determine if a drink holder is right for you. Step 1: has any receptacle filled with any form of liquid ever been placed on top of your amp, cab, monitor, or on the floor next to speaker cables, guitar cables, or power cables? If the answer is yes, your test is complete: you will benefit from a drink holder. If the answer is no, then the only place you've ever played is your living room and you probably don't need this product.

Ok, on to the straight scoop. I did a lot of searching and review reviewing before settling on the Vater cup. I'm very pleased with this purchase. Of upmost value to me was something that would attach firmly, and would hold a varied assortment of cup/bottle sizes. The Vater met and exceeded both of these requirements for me.

The Vater holder is made by a company that for the most part, caters to drummers. As a result, their stuff is built to withstand vibrations and banging. The Vater drink holder uses a two sided clamp (think of the hands on a legoman figure), which are both tied into a wingnut. Once the clamp is placed on your mic stand, drum kit, or DESK! (yes i use mine in the office now on non-gig days to save surface space and avoid spillage onto important documents), you simply twist the wingnut until such time as the clamp is tightened. So far, this clamp system has worked awesomely for me. Again, i've been able to attach the thing to non-rounded items such as bookshelves, my desk, and door jams... all with enough hold power to handle the weight of a drink.

While I originally set out to get a "swirlygig", I have not tried it or others like it and can not attest as to their reliability and functionality, but I do know that I wanted something that would actually grip my mic stand (not just hang off it), and the Vater cup has exceeded my hopes. There are several swirley gig reviews that complain of it being too big or too small for their particular mic stand. The Vater won't have that problem because the clamp design.

Just last week during a show a bartender was busy and by the time she brought the drink to me I was in the middle of a song. Instead of putting my drink on the ground or on my marshall head as used to be the case, i motioned to the cup holder with my knee and voila, my equipment was saved and the drink was immediately within grabbing distance.

I love my Vater cup holder, and you likely will too. From one musician to another... cheers!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

solid drink holder

I nearly forgot that I had ordered this product because it was on back order for months! When I got around to thinking about my incomplete order, I contacted the company to inquire about...Read complete review

I nearly forgot that I had ordered this product because it was on back order for months! When I got around to thinking about my incomplete order, I contacted the company to inquire about the status...only to be told that it was still on back order. It would have been nice if the company had been more proactive in keeping me informed about the back order status or they could have offered alternatives, including sending my money back. I was not impressed with the customer service.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love my Vater & below tells you why

By koakoi

from San Luis Obispo, CA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Vater Drink Holder with Clamp:

      All right, you're already reading reviews on drink holders so you already recognize the massively huge utilitarian value they bring to a musician and just want the straight scoop on this particular product compared to others. But in case you've not recognized their utilitarian value, below is a short test to determine if a drink holder is right for you. Step 1: has any receptacle filled with any form of liquid ever been placed on top of your amp, cab, monitor, or on the floor next to speaker cables, guitar cables, or power cables? If the answer is yes, your test is complete: you will benefit from a drink holder. If the answer is no, then the only place you've ever played is your living room and you probably don't need this product.

      Ok, on to the straight scoop. I did a lot of searching and review reviewing before settling on the Vater cup. I'm very pleased with this purchase. Of upmost value to me was something that would attach firmly, and would hold a varied assortment of cup/bottle sizes. The Vater met and exceeded both of these requirements for me.

      The Vater holder is made by a company that for the most part, caters to drummers. As a result, their stuff is built to withstand vibrations and banging. The Vater drink holder uses a two sided clamp (think of the hands on a legoman figure), which are both tied into a wingnut. Once the clamp is placed on your mic stand, drum kit, or DESK! (yes i use mine in the office now on non-gig days to save surface space and avoid spillage onto important documents), you simply twist the wingnut until such time as the clamp is tightened. So far, this clamp system has worked awesomely for me. Again, i've been able to attach the thing to non-rounded items such as bookshelves, my desk, and door jams... all with enough hold power to handle the weight of a drink.

      While I originally set out to get a "swirlygig", I have not tried it or others like it and can not attest as to their reliability and functionality, but I do know that I wanted something that would actually grip my mic stand (not just hang off it), and the Vater cup has exceeded my hopes. There are several swirley gig reviews that complain of it being too big or too small for their particular mic stand. The Vater won't have that problem because the clamp design.

      Just last week during a show a bartender was busy and by the time she brought the drink to me I was in the middle of a song. Instead of putting my drink on the ground or on my marshall head as used to be the case, i motioned to the cup holder with my knee and voila, my equipment was saved and the drink was immediately within grabbing distance.

      I love my Vater cup holder, and you likely will too. From one musician to another... cheers!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic!!

      By Old Country Drummer

      from Somewhere down South

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Vater Drink Holder with Clamp:

        This product is hands down the absolute best invention ever!! It just clips on, stays in place, has rubber in the bottom, fits large cups - would highly recommend. We use one on the cymbal stand and one on the mic stand.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        DON'T HESITATE !!! BUY TWO !!!

        By Dr Boniface

        from Ukiah, CA

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        Pros

        • Adjustable Clamp
        • Rubber Pad In Bottom
        • Very sturdy
        • Wide Deep Cup

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Any Time Using A Stand
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Vater Drink Holder with Clamp:

          Buy at least two because you'll end up giving away at least one. When other musicians see it, they want it.

          This Vater drink holder is sturdy and well built. The adjustable clamp will fit virtually any size diameter mic, music and drum stand. I believe it would clamp onto the edge of a 2x4 (exposed studs in a garage practice room or just a garage party) though I haven't tried that yet. The cup has a wide diameter and good depth to hold nearly any large drink container. It has a rubber "pad" in the bottom so the container won't slide around easily and make noise or slosh liquid out when the stand gets bumped.

          One very minor criticism: the bottom of the cup is not completely flat. It is flat in the middle and beveled around the edge. This can result in the your drink container standing at a modest angle which could cause a minor amount of spillage when completely full to the top so I just take a couple quick gulps before putting it in and there is no problem.

          This is a well thought out drink holder (other than my minor criticism about the bottom) and I am very satisfied with it. I will definitely buy a few more.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very sturdy!

          By Bassman Al

          from DC

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Vater Drink Holder with Clamp:

            First off, I just couldn't help but add "improves sound" to my review. After all, what musician doesn't sound better after a couple drinks? :-)

            Seriously though, this drink holder is substantial. I agree witht he previous review that the holder probably would not survive in a bag of drum hardware. But I am a bass player and my plan is to clamp this on my music stand and have it live in my trunk with my stand. Its very sturdy, moreso than the product listing picture conveys. With sturdy come weight. If you are a drummer, you won't notice the difference, but if you are an instrumentalist trying to keep the weight of your gear as low as possible, this will add a little bulk an a couple of pounds to your total. For me, its worth the extra weight in order to never have to look for a place to put my drink again.

            I'll add to this review after I take the drink holder on a few gigs if the holder has problems. But I don't expect you'll be hearing from me.

            Lastly, as others have suggested, I tried it out in my office too. Makes a nice drink storage option for those of us with computer gear and clutzy hands.

            Oh, one other thing. In the "bottom line" section, it says I would recommend the AutoSquad service to a friend. No, I have no idea what AutoSquad is. I would, however, highly recommend the Vater Drink Holder!

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Buy it!

            By Rythmtech

            from Florida

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            Comments about Vater Drink Holder with Clamp:

            I use mine to keep small percussion items in and it's plenty big enough for any drinking bottle. Once clamped down on my cymbal stand it will not move. It holds shaker eggs, a kazoo, and claves with ease. I do at times put a drink in it but it's so handy for holding other items.
            Very usable
            Heavy, top notch!
            Made to last.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            How did I live without it?

            By MikeyLikesDrums-nHUsb

            from Newark, DE

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            Comments about Vater Drink Holder with Clamp:

            This drink holder is great. I don't know why I have waited so long to get one. By far my favorite accessory on my kit right now. No more beers tipping over on stage and getting all over your pedals and feet. Stuck this baby on my hi-hat stand, had a drink in there the entire gig, and didn't lose a single drop. Heavy duty construction. Worth every penny. Would have paid double.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Vater Drink Holder with Clamp

            By Barry Schmidt

            from Santa Rosa, CA

            Comments about Vater Drink Holder with Clamp:

            Excellent value. Musician's Friend had the best price, and their shipping time was only a couple of days.
            The Vater drink holder is extremely sturdy. The cup is constructed entirely of metal, and installation is easy: just loosen the knob until the clamp fits around the cymbal stand, adjust the height and direction of the drink holder, then tighten the knob. The diameter of the cup will hold any bottled water or other container that is 3 1/2 inches or less.

            I use a Gibralter hi-hat stand stick bag, clamped to the left side of the stand, and the Vater on the right side. There is plenty of room between the bottom of the hi-hat cymbals and the Vater. The cup might work well on a ride or crash cymbal stand placed to the right of the kit, but if floor toms are used, it might be more of a reach to retrieve any type of liquid bottle. The drink holder fits quite closely to the hi-hat stand, so there is no interference with the bass or snare drums. Nice job, Vater.

             
            5.0

            The Platonic-ideal of drink holders

            By Montana Ax-Man

            from Missoula, MT

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            Comments about Vater Drink Holder with Clamp:

            It seldom happens that a piece of gear towers so high above its competitors as to eclipse them entirely, but this Vater drink holder does just that. It's big and sturdy enough to hold a fat 26 oz. liquor bottle (except don't), built like a tank, affordable, and the clamping mechanism is pure genius. Once clamped on, nothing is going to move it short of outright destruction. In case you accidently head butt your mic stand, like I regularly do, and your drink slops, the cup is leak-proof. Sure it is just a drink holder, but it's the best drink holder in the known universe.

             
            5.0

            Heavy duty

            By Ujm

            from West, TN

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            Pros

            • Holds Items Securely
            • Stable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Vater Drink Holder with Clamp:

              Very sturdy all-metal unit. While I use in on a mic stand, I can see why drummers would prefer this unit. It's very solid and stays put.

               
              5.0

              wowzer

              By mikey

              from Baja Arizona

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Holds Items Securely
              • Portable
              • Stable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Vater Drink Holder with Clamp:

                Dam Sam! This thing is perfect. Easy to install, holds a beer bottle, water bottle, tumbler of whiskey sour. Stuck it on my hi hat stand, and BOOM. .. . ready to rock. Would have actually paid more if I had too. Ha.

                 
                5.0

                Great product, should have brought it long ago !

                By Danno 40 plus

                from Wallingford,CT.

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Compact
                • Holds Items Securely
                • Portable
                • Stable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Vater Drink Holder with Clamp:

                  Adjustable clamp is great, it fits on my music stand nice and securely. Seems to be well made.We'll see how it holds up for gigging.

                   
                  5.0

                  Greatest Cup Holder Of ALL!

                  By Accordion Player

                  from Dayton, OH

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Holds Items Securely
                  • Portable
                  • Stable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Open Mic
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Vater Drink Holder with Clamp:

                    This is the best cup holder for a Musician. At first, I was skeptical of it because I wasn't quite sure how secure the clamp was going to be. Now that I have it in my hands, this is an OUTSTANDING Clamping System! Mounts on my Mic Stand, Music Stand, basically anything round. Whoever came up with this clamp, I'd like to buy'em a drink! Once you clamp it down, its not going anywhere!

                    The holder is Metal, sure to fit many different size beverages. Only thing Plastic on the unit is the "Thumb Screw", but they put in a metal insert so it is metal on metal threads. No stripping out!
                    The holder is just the right depth that you can place your drink in and pick up with one hand. Some other drink holders are too deep making it difficult to grip your drink. But this one is just right. Being an accordion player, I've only got one free hand!

                    Bottom Line: BEST ACCESSORY FOR YOUR MIC/MUSIC STAND.

                     
                    5.0

                    This thing is stronger and more hunky than expected.

                    By capt. Bill

                    from lewiston, Id.

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                    Pros

                    • Stable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Vater Drink Holder with Clamp:

                        Built like a tank. The clamp system is the best! Holds secure without damaging what its clamped to. Its allmost too big.... but thats better than being flymsy and too small.

                         
                        5.0

                        It Holds Drinks!

                        By Ray Mignon

                        from Fort Worth, Texas

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                        Pros

                        • Holds Items Securely
                        • Portable
                        • Stable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Events
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Vater Drink Holder with Clamp:

                          It hold drinks real good.

                           
                          5.0

                          Best All-Round On-Stage Drinks Holder I have found...

                          By pacAir

                          from Portland, Oregon

                          About Me Professional Musician

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                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Holds Items Securely
                          • Mounts on most stands including guitar stands!
                          • Portable
                          • Stable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Events
                            • Home Studio
                            • Performances

                            Comments about Vater Drink Holder with Clamp:

                            I have used a variety of drinks holders on-stage over the years with mixed results. Most issues were with the mounting method. The snap-on units only worked with specific diameter stands and could be knocked off creating a mess (especially if the drinks contents landed on a pedal board!). This Vater unit is different... with it's wide-range clamp mechanism it can be mounted to various pieces of drum hardware, microphone stands (top or bottom tube sizes) as well as on tubular guitar stands. It might even mount to on-wall electrical conduit! The mounting is sturdy and the metal cup is deep to keep things in place. It has a foam liner on the bottom so glass containers are padded. The cup is large enough to accommodate cans, bottles and glasses. I love the security, versatility and the clamping mechanism. Best bang for the buck!

                             
                            5.0

                            I would buy again

                            By chris

                            from Texarkana, Texas

                            About Me Professional Musician

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                            Pros

                            • Portable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Performances

                              Comments about Vater Drink Holder with Clamp:

                              Top quality product. I even use it on my wheelchair. Because anything associated with medical is 5 times the price!!!

                               
                              3.0

                              ugh!

                              By upchuck chuck

                              from greenville ny

                              About Me Professional Musician

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Stable

                              Cons

                              • Bulky
                              • Difficult To Transport

                              Best Uses

                              • Performances

                              Comments about Vater Drink Holder with Clamp:

                              way else can I say?

                               
                              5.0

                              Darth Vater Drink Holder

                              By HighDeaf

                              from Central, AL

                              About Me Professional Musician

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Functional
                              • Good Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Vater Drink Holder with Clamp:

                                  Excellent product! Ordered one, then a week later, two more for jealous bandmates (great birthday gifts).

                                  and it holds my 24oz Bubba (thermos-style tumbler) with no prob.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  the best on the market

                                  By guitar tony

                                  from florida

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Functional
                                  • Good Quality
                                  • one of the best holdersl

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Vater Drink Holder with Clamp:

                                      built to last ,mounted to mike stand clamps perfect. i bought three of them without any proplems i highly recommend this item .

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      excellent choice

                                      By Terri

                                      from Pa

                                      About Me Professional Musician

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Concerts
                                        • Practicing

                                        Comments about Vater Drink Holder with Clamp:

                                        I purchased one of these to clip onto a Manhassett music stand.
                                        It is sturdy, & adjusts so I can put it where my water bottle is easy for me to reach.
                                        It is so useful to me, that the others members of our Praise Team wanted one too, so we purchased 5 more.

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